Three ‘Star Wars’ Films Get Release Dates in New Disney Release Schedule

Three ‘Star Wars’ Films Get Release Dates in New Disney Release Schedule

Since the $71 billion merger between Disney and Fox, the studios’ theatrical release schedules have been updated.

Multiple Fox and Disney films have been rescheduled, unscheduled, or announced. Of those are three untitled Star Wars movies scheduled for Dec. 16, 2022; Dec. 20, 2024; and Dec. 18, 2026.

Although the plot of the remaining Star Wars films is up in the air, The Last Jedi filmmaker Rian Johnson is said to be developing a trilogy, as well as Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. At the Star Wars Celebration last month in Chicago, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy told The Hollywood Reporter, “We are looking at the next saga. We are not just looking at another trilogy, we’re really looking at the next 10 years or more.”

As for James Cameron’s Avatar films, they have once again been delayed on the schedule. The new dates find the first of the films pushed back a year, as they are to be released on Dec. 17, 2021. Avatar 3 has been moved back two years, from its initial December 2021 release date to Dec. 22, 2023, while Avatar 4 has been delayed a year, from December 2024 to Dec. 19, 2025. Avatar 5 has been moved back from December 2025 to Dec. 17, 2027. Cameron has said that he needed more time to refine the film’s technology, tweeting today after the news broke: “Busy on set, so no time to hang around but just dropping in to share the news — Sivako!”

Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story has now been pushed Dec. 18, 2020, the original date of the first Avatar sequel.

New Mutants, an X-Men film, has been shifted from August 2019 to April 3, 2020. Sources reveal that reshoots of the movie are required and that it may actually be released directly onto the Disney+ streaming service. However, Gambit, in which Channing Tatum was to resume his role, will not be seeing a release at all.

The live-action Cruella with Emma Stone starring as the main villain, is slated to be released on Christmas of 2020.

View the full list of changes below.

The Art of Racing in the Rain (Fox) previously dated on 9/27/19 moves to 8/9/19

Ready or Not (Fox Searchlight) is now dated on 8/23/19

Ad Astra (Fox) previously dated on 5/24/19 moves to 9/20/19

Ford v. Ferrari (Fox) is the updated title of previous untitled James Mangold project dated on 11/15/19

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) is the updated title of previous Star Wars: Episode IX dated on 12/20/19

Spies in Disguise (Fox) previously dated on 9/13/19 moves to 12/25/19

Underwater (Fox) is now dated on 1/10/20

Call of the Wild (Fox) previously dated on 12/25/19 moves to 2/21/20

The New Mutants (Fox) previously dated on 8/2/19 moves to 4/3/20

Artemis Fowl (Disney) previously dated on 8/9/19 moves to 5/29/20

The One and Only Ivan (Disney) is the updated title of previous untitled Disney live-action dated on 2/14/20 and moves to 8/14/20

Death on the Nile (Fox) previously dated on 10/2/20 moves to 10/9/20

West Side Story (Fox) is now dated on 12/18/20

Cruella (Disney) is the updated title of previous untitled Disney live-action dated on 12/23/20

Nimona (Fox) previously dated on 2/14/20 moves to 3/5/21

Avatar 2 (Fox) previously dated on 12/18/20 moves to 12/17/21

Untitled Star Wars (Disney) is the updated title of previous untitled Disney live-action dated on 12/16/22

Avatar 3 (Fox) previously dated on 12/17/21 moves to 12/22/23

Untitled Star Wars (Disney) is now dated on 12/20/24

Avatar 4 (Fox) previously dated on 12/20/24 is now dated on 12/19/25

Untitled Star Wars (Disney) is now dated on 12/18/26

Avatar 5 (Fox) previously dated on 12/19/25 moves to 12/17/27

Gambit (Fox) previously dated on 3/13/20 is removed from schedule

Untitled Fox Marvel (Fox) previously dated on 6/26/20 is removed from schedule

Untitled Fox Marvel (Fox) previously dated on 10/2/20 is removed from schedule

Untitled Disney live-action (Disney) previously dated on 10/9/20 is removed from schedule

Untitled Fox Marvel (Fox) previously dated on 3/5/21 is removed from schedule

Foster (Fox) previously dated on 3/5/21 is removed from schedule

Untitled Disney live-action (Disney) previously dated on 12/22/21 is removed from schedule

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